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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

A Cure for the Blues

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Mario Tome

Mario Tome

Today’s Beautiful Thing was sent to me by the lovely and talented StellaKate, who knows her blues!

In Chefchaouen, Morocco, all the buildings are painted beautiful shades of blue. The idea of painting everything blue was first introduced by Jewish refugees who settled there. They believed the color blue inspired thoughts of heaven. I can see why.

Happily, the beautiful tradition has been kept up in the older parts of the town. If I ever make it to Morocco, and I have long wanted to go, I will absolutely make my way to Chefchaouen. I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than an entire town painted in shades of blue.

These beautiful photos were collected by Brightside.me.

Alexander Dragunov

Alexander Dragunov

Claude Renault

Claude Renault

Brian Hammonds

Brian Hammonds

Sorin Rechitan

Sorin Rechitan

Broocee Oz

Broocee Oz

Giorgio Compagnoni

Giorgio Compagnoni

halifaxlight

halifaxlight

Michael Sheridan

Michael Sheridan

Beum Photography

Beum Photography

Claude Renault

Claude Renault

Cherry Bharati

Cherry Bharati

Michael Badt

Michael Badt

Olga Osipova

Olga Osipova

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “A Cure for the Blues

  1. I understand that in Morocco, blue also means hospitality. Moroccans often paint their front doors blue, meaning that company is welcome. (Something like pineapples in colonial America.)

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  2. Oh wow! I feel this weird pull towards my passport now.

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  3. I absolutely love this. I want to visit too! Also really adore the entire premise of your blog site. So positive and inspiring. I need to make sure I visit you more. This post makes me want to paint! I don’t know how to paint but who cares!!! Thank you for your sharing beauty!

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  4. So lovely!

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  5. In mystical Judaism, blue is said to ward off the Evil Eye. In Israel, the town of Safed boasts an artist colony and there are touches of brilliant royal blue everywhere protecting the town. It’s stunning!

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  6. Beautiful, and I love how the color flows from the doors and buildings into the walkways.

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  7. I was looking for a different OBT entry and saw that you featured the blues. I so want to go there.

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